Jonathan R. Wakely

Professional Biography

Jonathan Wakely advises clients on a range of significant international trade, national security, and public policy matters. Mr. Wakely joined the firm after serving as a political analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency, where he provided strategic analysis to the President and other senior policymakers.

Drawing on his government experience, Mr. Wakely represents clients worldwide seeking national security approval for foreign investments before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and clients seeking to mitigate foreign ownership, control, or influence (FOCI) under national industrial security regulations. His experience includes negotiating and advising companies on compliance with several of the most significant, complex and sensitive national security agreements with the U.S. government in recent years. Mr. Wakely also advises companies on U.S. economic sanctions and export control regulations administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), and the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).

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